Building A Tough Criminal Defense Strategy

How does a criminal defense lawyer protect your rights? It is different in each case, but involves a close analysis of the law and an independent review to find any errors.

At the Law Office of Michael Benton, I represent clients in a wide range of criminal law cases throughout Cameron County and the Rio Grande Valley. I am easily accessible to clients in Brownsville and will travel to help clients in South Padre Island and other areas of Texas.

Your freedom and your rights matter. I am here to protect them. Call 956-887-1611 now for a free initial consultation.

My criminal defense practice encompasses misdemeanor and felony offenses, including:

  • Drug crimes: Possession of a controlled substance (for personal use), delivery/possession with intent to sell/deliver, drug trafficking and distribution, drug manufacturing, prescription medication fraud and forgery, and other crimes involving illicit or prescription drugs
  • Drunk driving and DWIs: First-offense DWIs, multiple DWIs, driver's license suspensions/revocations
  • Violent crimes: Assault, aggravated assault (use of a deadly weapon), assault against a police officer, battery, domestic violence, sex crimes, etc.
  • Property crimes: Burglary, robbery, theft, shoplifting, vandalism, trespassing, etc.
  • Post-conviction matters: Expunction and nondisclosure to seal past criminal records

A "Win" Is Different In Every Case

If a case dismissal is possible, I will aggressively pursue that option. In some cases, however, the facts will not allow for it.

But do not lose hope.

Other remedies are usually available in those cases. Deferred adjudication, where you complete court requirements, may result in more favorable sentencing. Pretrial diversion is another option that avoids traditional sentencing and usually allows for a favorable probation program. I will find a way to help you.

Protecting Your Rights Shouldn't Be About Money

Many other attorneys operate on split fees. I, personally, believe split fees are bad for clients. Operating on split fees means you will pay one fee for baseline representation but if you need to go to trial, you'll be charged another fee. Split fees force individuals to choose whether or not it is worth investing in their own defense.

I use a flat fee structure when working with clients. This fee is based on an assessment of the criminal charges, their history in the criminal justice system, the likelihood of the case going to trial and other unique details of the case. That means when you work with me, you get my full effort no matter where the case takes us. I will never make you choose whether or not you should go to trial and fight the charges against you simply because it costs more.

Talk To Me Now

There is no time to delay. Send me an email or call my office at 956-887-1611 to discuss what happened and your concerns.